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Containment: Film Screening and Conversation with Peter Galison
Containment Movie Poster

Peter Galison

Thursday, February 23rdh, 7:00pm followed by a Skype Q&A with Peter Galison from 8:20-9:20pm
C-106 Holmes Hall
Michigan State University

Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? How should we protect yet-to-come generations of humans on earth—people who will not share our language, our nations, even our civilization?

Containment, a film by Peter Galison and Robb Moss, explores these probing questions and more. Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands. Governments around the world have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across the time. Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel! Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

The film screening will be followed by Q&As with Peter Galison, who will spend an hour with us via Skype.